Asus unveils Essentio CM Series desktop, looks to move into the local desktop market


Asus’ main business has always been shilling motherboards, videocards and other PC implements so it kind of makes sense that the Taiwanese manufacturer has chosen to move on to selling a wholly branded PC built with their parts. That’s what their Essentio CM Series desktop bring essentially, is – a collection of Asus branded products that’s crammed into a nice, pre-built PC that aimed at casual PC users who don’t have the time or the expertise to build their own rig. The Essentio CM sports a second generation Intel Core i3 2100 on a H61 Express chipset, 2 GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB SATAIII, optical disk drive, 20-inch LED monitor and topped off with Windows 7 Home Basic. If you’re in the mood for something with a bit more oomph, there’s a Core i5 2300 model available. If you do suddenly find the urge to upgrade the Essentio, keep in mind that you run the risk of voiding the 1-year warranty that Asus is offering with the device, basically messing with the essential parts voids it, but adding simple stuff like videocards and whatnot won’t be a problem. The i3 variant will retail for Php 31,095 while the i5 variant will carry a Php 32,995 sticker.